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- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 14.00
As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ?80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then? even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New York City?Salma has had a hunch that Beirut was still her home. She kept dreaming... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Award-winning filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria?s The Girl Who Fell to Earth is a funny and wry coming-of-age memoir about growing up in between American and Gulf Arab cultures. With poignancy and humor, Al-Maria shares the struggles of being raised by an American mother and Bedouin father while shuttling between homes in the Pacific Northwest... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
A historical survey of the Iraqi media from its beginning up to the present day, focusing on the post-2003 media scene and the political and societal divisions that occurred in Iraq after US-led occupation. Investigates the nature of the media outlets and offers an analysis of the way Iraqi satellite channels covered the 2010 general elections. more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.58
Black Sea is at once a homage to an ocean and its shores and an amazingly readable meditation on Eurasian history from the earliest times to the present. It evokes the culture, history and politics of the volatile region which surrounds the Black Sea. Ascherson recalls the world of Herodotus and Aeschylus; Ovid's place of exile on what... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.00
Caught up in a terrifying war, facing choices of life and death, two Iraqi sisters take us into the hidden world of women?s lives under U.S. occupation. Through their powerful story of love and betrayal, interwoven with the stories of a Palestinian American women?s rights activist and a U.S. soldier, journalist Christina Asquith explores one of the... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49
Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 12.75
CultureShock! United Arab Emirates orientates you into a country that is moving forward at a breathtaking pace unlike any other. The thriving economy attracts a large and diverse expatriate workforce, while luxurious hotels, spectacular skyscrapers and top-class shopping places continue to draw tourists from all corners of the globe. Beneath this cosmopolitan... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 19.94
Boom town, modern marvel, commercial hub, where middle-east meets wealthy west, playground for tourists, crawling with ex-pats, built by Indians, owned by Arabs, Dubai has risen from next to nothing to an awful lot in little more than thirty years. How? And can it go on? Has it sold itself to the corporate dollar? Is it anything more than a mall in... more...